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A retrospective of Sonja Savic, a Serbian film icon in the Eighties, has gone on display in a multimedia exhibition.
|A scene from the movie "Life is Beautiful" (1985) | Youtube screen shot|
The documentary exhibition that takes place from March 11 to 19 in Dom Omladine includes personal objects, movies and a multimedia installation about the Yugoslav film star of the Eighties and Nineties, who died in 2008.
Besides her first violin, personal documents, manuscripts, scripts for movies, her first glasses, favourite cap and jacket, there will also be screenings of the movie “Sonja” by Dragana Kanjevac.
This documentary includes statements by people from show business who worked with Savic, such as directors Misa Radivojevic and Jan Cvitkovic, actors Dragan Nikolic and Rade Serbedzija and rock musician Zoran Kostic Cane.
As an actress Savic was best known for her roles in the Eighties when she received numerous prizes, including the special prize at the Venice film festival for her role in the 1985 movie “Zivot je lep” ("Life is Beautiful").
She belonged to the subculture of new wave that marked the cultural scene of Yugoslavia in the Eighties, and many of her roles reflect that environment, such as "Davitelj Protiv Davitelja", "Balkanski spijun" ("Balkan Spy", 1984 ), "Kako je propao rokenrol" (1989) and Mi nismo Andjeli ("We Are not Angels").
In the Nineties she filmed less, as she tried directing avant-garde movies such as “First Serbian Techno Vaudeville”, “Supernaut – Belgrade Underground” and “Sarlo is Watching You”.
Her film comeback took place in 2001 when she acted in “Bread and Milk”, which was rewarded with the Gold Lion in Venice as well as the movie "South by Southeast" (2005).
Her last role was in a movie “Forbidden love” and she also played in the TV show “Vratice se rode”.
Savic died at her apartment in 2008, most probably from a morphine and heroin overdose.
The exhibition concept is the work of Dragana Kanjevac, Boban Jevtic and Nenad Velickovic, while Matea Ristic is the author of the installation.
Donors spent hundreds of thousands of euro building a new museum in Gjirokastra - but the results were questionable and it ultimately closed over an ideological dispute.
Is everybody in? The ceremony is about to begin…